DriveDroid

DriveDroid

(2961 ratings)

Appears in 22 channels

  • Downloads:
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Last update
    Nov 20, 2014

DriveDroid Reviews

  • Shahbaz Shaikh

    Shahbaz Shaikh

    Reviewed in Essential Apps For Root Users

    sometimes your pc just breaks down and you cannot start unless you have to format. which means you can lose important data. At this times only linux live cd can save you. drive droid downloads images of linux os on your mobile so whenever you have breakdown you can boot up using your mobile as os. really a very useful app.

  • Brandon Giesing

    Brandon Giesing

    Reviewed in Root!

    Use your android as a Linux live USB.

  • Old Man Windbreaker (Pranav G)

    Old Man Windbreaker (Pranav G)

    Reviewed in Surveillance Self-Defense... and Stuff

    Take back your PC (or someone else's) [Pb]: *Requires Root* Lets you use your mobile's mass storage to store and boot LiveCD images. You could keep Debian or Fedora with you at all times. [Can't work on my own mobile. But, does on friends']

  • Playboard Team

    Playboard Team

    Reviewed in Reddit Saturday APPreciation thread, Nov 2nd 2013

    What the A: Requires root, allows you to install OS by using your phone!

  • J Andy Kane

    J Andy Kane

    Reviewed in Function baby! (No time for games)

    Kane says: Not essential, but it's super cool anyway. This app allows you to download from a HUGE list of Linux distros and boot a PC, using your phone as a linux live cd.

  • PSarge

    PSarge

    Reviewed in Root'n Toot'n

    This app allows you to boot your PC into a linux distro using ISO/IMG files on your phone. Do I have to explain just how fantastically useful that is?

Description

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This application requires root DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.

DriveDroid also includes a convenient download menu where you can download USB-images of a number of operating systems from your phone (like Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Arch Linux). Around 35 different systems are available at this moment.

You can also create blank USB-images which allows you to have a blank USB-drive. From your PC you can store files onto the USB-drive, but also use tools on your PC to write images to the drive.

Notes
• This application uses features of the kernel that may or may not be available/stable on your phone. Tests have shown most phones work without problems, but please keep in mind yours might not (yet) work out-of-the-box.
• Most kernels support emulating USB drives, some support emulating CD-rom drives and kernels with the right patches support both.
• Most Linux-related ISOs can be booted from USB drives, but some ISOs can only be booted from CD-rom drives or require some kind of conversion.

Paid version
• No ads.
• Resizing of images.
• Add your own download repositories. Nice for companies or groups that want to share custom or licensed images.

More info: http://softwarebakery.com/projects/drivedroid